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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
13,860 0.8 % (4) $ 79,080 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,630 $ 49,860 $ 72,440 $ 99,150 $ 128,230
  (4)

Industry profile for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,200 0.31 (4) $ 71,930
Junior Colleges 4,310 0.70 (4) $ 97,740
Other Schools and Instruction 270 0.07 (4) $ 36,140
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40 0.00 (4) $ 36,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 4,310 0.70 (4) $ 97,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,200 0.31 (4) $ 71,930
Other Schools and Instruction 270 0.07 (4) $ 36,140
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40 0.00 (4) $ 36,520

Top paying industries for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 4,310 0.70 (4) $ 97,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,200 0.31 (4) $ 71,930
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40 (7) (4) $ 36,520
Other Schools and Instruction 270 0.07 (4) $ 36,140


Geographic profile for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,070 0.13 1.28 (4) $ 128,790
Texas 1,370 0.11 1.14 (4) $ 61,430
North Carolina 920 0.21 2.12 (4) $ 67,800
New York 770 0.09 0.90 (4) $ 86,470
Pennsylvania 660 0.12 1.21 (4) $ 76,400


Map of location quotient of recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 920 0.21 2.12 (4) $ 67,800
South Dakota 80 0.18 1.82 (4) $ 60,410
Wyoming 40 0.17 1.71 (4) $ 58,260
Mississippi 180 0.16 1.65 (4) $ 67,350
Oregon 290 0.16 1.63 (4) $ 95,910


Map of annual mean wages of recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,070 0.13 1.28 (4) $ 128,790
New Jersey 160 0.04 0.43 (4) $ 97,340
Oregon 290 0.16 1.63 (4) $ 95,910
Connecticut 170 0.11 1.12 (4) $ 89,450
New York 770 0.09 0.90 (4) $ 86,470



Map of employment of recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 860 0.15 1.52 (4) $ 136,830
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.06 0.59 (4) $ 102,000
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 380 0.09 0.91 (4) $ 68,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 370 0.18 1.80 (4) $ 68,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 320 0.11 1.12 (4) $ 68,990
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.13 1.33 (4) $ 121,590
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 260 0.07 0.73 (4) $ 68,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 220 0.08 0.83 (4) $ 74,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 210 0.07 0.72 (4) $ 72,990
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.09 0.93 (4) $ 74,420


Map of location quotient of recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.70 7.13 (4) $ 76,460
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.36 3.63 (4) $ 105,050
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 70 0.30 3.02 (4) $ 64,600
Greensboro-High Point, NC 100 0.28 2.86 (4) $ 76,660
New Haven, CT 70 0.26 2.60 (4) $ 89,940
Springfield, MO 50 0.24 2.39 (4) $ 65,200
Rochester, NY 110 0.23 2.37 (4) $ 63,380
Oklahoma City, OK 140 0.22 2.28 (4) $ 66,990
Fargo, ND-MN 30 0.22 2.24 (4) $ 72,770
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 110 0.22 2.20 (4) $ 66,340


Map of annual mean wages of recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 860 0.15 1.52 (4) $ 136,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.07 0.70 (4) $ 123,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.13 1.33 (4) $ 121,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 1.24 (4) $ 121,490
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.70 (4) $ 109,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 1.26 (4) $ 107,530
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.36 3.63 (4) $ 105,050
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.06 0.59 (4) $ 102,000
Toledo, OH 30 0.11 1.12 (4) $ 100,110
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.10 0.97 (4) $ 95,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 6.54 (4) $ 68,160
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 6.05 (4) $ 65,060
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 2.92 (4) $ 59,900
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 5.50 (4) $ 56,940
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.60 (4) $ 66,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 6.54 (4) $ 68,160
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 6.05 (4) $ 65,060
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 5.50 (4) $ 56,940
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 4.38 (4) $ 70,570
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.60 (4) $ 66,420

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.19 (4) $ 78,210
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.30 (4) $ 73,180
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 4.38 (4) $ 70,570
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 6.54 (4) $ 68,160
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 3.60 (4) $ 66,420


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022